hard sauce


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hard sauce

n.
A creamy sauce of butter and sugar with rum, brandy, or vanilla flavoring, served chilled with puddings, gingerbread, or fruitcakes.
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hard sauce

n
(Cookery) another name for brandy butter
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hard′ sauce`


n.
a flavored dessert topping of creamed butter and confectioners' sugar.
[1895–1900]
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hard sauce

- Contains butter and sugar, with brandy, rum, or vanilla.
See also related terms for vanilla.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard sauce - butter and sugar creamed together with brandy or other flavoring and served with rich puddings
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
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Monrovia, Calif.-headquartered Trader Joe's introduced Trader Joe's Sticky Pumpkin Cake with Hard Sauce. The cake contains rum caramel "hard sauce," which is said to bring additional warmth to the pumpkin and spices.
To make hard sauce: stir together softened butter, confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract and milk.
The lights go back on, my grandfather dismantles the pudding; my grandmother tops each slab with a dollop of hard sauce and serves it on Christmas china.
The Holiday gift pack, which includes such ice cream flavors as Peppermint Cocoa, Gingerbread with Hard Sauce, Eggnog with Butter Rum Caramel, Sweet Potato Marshmallow, and Bourbon Pecan Pie.
The third dessert choice, not tried, was Roasted Almond Torte, a poached apple with apple brandy hard sauce. Each is offered on the fixed price menu as well.
Do-Ahead Desserts with Kim Davaz features Babas au Rhum; Tiramisu; Apricot Tortoni; and Plum Pudding With Hard Sauce. $47.50.
Best riding performance Gordon Richards (1951) Britain's greatest jockey made all on Hard Sauce and drove him home by a short head from dual champion sprinter Royal Serenade Post-war, as rated by JOHN RANDALL
The lineup of specialty foods includes pretzels and unusual mustard packages, hard sauce made with cognac, bread dippers, bruschettas, crab dip blend and seafood soups, as well as ethnic and organic foods, even key lime shortbread cookies with all-natural ingredients.
But some days Jonathan buckles down and creates a rich and satisfying white chocolate bread pudding with whiskey hard sauce, his turn on the Commander's Palace classic.